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Colette Finnieston

Legal Director

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Colette Finnieston

Colette Finnieston

Legal Director

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Colette Finnieston

Colette Finnieston

Legal Director

Colette is a highly experienced and skillful litigator specialising in defending claims and complaints made against professionals.

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Profile & Experience

Colette is a highly experienced and skillful litigator specialising in defending claims and complaints made against professionals.

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Colette has over 10 years' worth of experience in professional indemnity matters and in that time has advised a wide variety of professionals in negligence claims and professional complaints, including solicitors, advocates, surveyors, architects, accountants, engineers, financial advisers and insurance brokers. She also provides advice to insurers on coverage issues.

Colette's current practice predominantly focuses on defending negligence claims and complaints made against legal professionals. 

Colette routinely acts for professionals in complex and high value claims.  She also advises legal professionals in relation to service and conduct complaints made against them to SLCC (Scottish Legal Complaints Commission).

Colette is respected for her detailed knowledge of the law, her strategic planning and her pragmatic approach to resolving claims. 

Experience
  • Defending claims made against litigators for alleged negligence in the pursuit, and defence, of legal proceedings.
  • Defending a firm of solicitors in a multi-million pound claim arising out of allegedly negligent advice in the sale of residential development land.
  • Defending a high value claim made against a firm of solicitors for allegedly negligent pensions equalisation advice.
  • Advising legal professionals in complaints made against them to SLCC and pursuing appeals to the Inner House of the Court of Session against decisions of SLCC.
  • Defending a number of claims made against conveyancing solicitors by commercial lenders, based on alleged breaches of their reporting obligations.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

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